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The Chickasaw Nation's PA 8 Application

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $400,000)

The Masali (“Beginning to heal”) project will successfully engage First American juvenile defendants, ages 12 to 20, facing nonviolent offenses, with a newly established Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Court in the Chickasaw Nation (CN). Masali will engage multiple CN departments to build a seamless network of programs and services to operate the program safely and effectively. By developing the Masali program, the CN anticipates a reduction in juvenile substance use and detention rates while improving access to culturally rooted and recovery-oriented programming to increase sobriety rates, strengthen family relationships, and improve the overall health and wellness for at-risk youth.

Date Created: September 27, 2023